James is back on the bike for a fund raising ride closer to home

Date 17th September, 2019

Chartered Building Surveyor James Barron was on his bike again at the weekend, but this time it was back on home soil.

The keen cyclist joined a team from Plymouth solicitors Nash and Co. for the South West Sportive event following a route in Devon and Cornwall.

Raising funds for Plymouth charity the Shekinah Mission, James rode a 75 mile route, which began at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park stadium and ended with a gruelling seven mile uphill ride to Princetown.

 “We were graced with some fantastic weather, but with around 2400m of climbs, it was a tough ride,” said James, who runs Barron Surveying Services in Plymouth with wife Sara.

“Luckily we were able to refuel with food and water en-route and it was worth if for the wonderful scenery that we saw in both Devon and Cornwall.”

It’s not that long since James took part in another bike ride, the 100mile Tour of Cambridgeshire Sportive, at the beginning of June.

That day he donned his Alzheimer’s Society jersey in memory of his late father David, who sadly died from the condition three years ago at the age of 72.

Back in September 2017 he raised funds for the charity again during a 54 mile bike ride from London to Brighton, which took place just a few weeks before the first anniversary of David’s death.

“I can’t say these rides really get any easier, but it is worth it to help such good causes and the tremendous work they do,” added James.


For more information on James’ services visit  www.barronsurveying.co.uk